We are pleased to send you the 9th issue of the Industrial Newsletter of NCCR MARVEL, the Swiss Center on Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
We hope that you, your family and your teams are in good health. Our scientists have continued their research in teleworking. You can read about recent research highlights, including a new procedure addressing the difficult problem of generating maximally-localized Wannier functions for arbitrary materials, research on the nature of jacutingaite and the mechanical properties of high-entropy alloy CoCrFeNi, and much more.
Congratulations to three MARVEL principal investigators whose excellent work has been rewarded: Philipp Werner receives the Charpak-Ritz Prize 2020, Giovanni Pizzi is this year's laureate of the Rodolphe and Renée Haenny Prize, and Michele Parrinello won the European Chemistry Gold Medal.
Despite the cancellation or postponement of several events – including the Psi-k conference –several exciting meetings and workshops are now held online. Note for example, the successful introduction to DFT theory, which was broadcast by Nicola Marzari, and which you can rewatch.
Nicola Marzari, Director of the NCCR MARVEL
Pascale Van Landuyt, Industrial Liaison & Tech Transfer Officer